To say that Blue October has taken a rocky road to stardom would be a bit of an understatement. Inarguably Blue’s most notable song, “Hate Me,” was
written as an apology for the hardships lead singer Justin Furstenfeld
put his mother through while addicted to drugs. Blue October’s two
latest albums were both spawned by Furstenfeld’s nasty divorce and
subsequent custody battle. There is no simple life, though, which is perhaps what draws so many people to Blue’s music.